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MOSCHEROSCH, HANS-MICHAEL,
Wunderliche Und Wahrhaftige Gesichte
. 1650. Philanders on Sittewald .. Erster Theil. Strassburg, bei Johan-Philipp Mulben und Josias Stadeln, MDCL [1650]; ca. 15.5 x 9.3 cm.; [l], 709. [xxiv] pp. with engraved additional title-page, 8 full-page copper-engraved plates, and 25 woodcut illustrations [one full-page]; contemporary vellum, with two straps with metal tongues that close around two 'pins' in the top board, large contemporary paper title-label on spine, written in bold Fraktura in black ink with the initials in red; binding aged, quite worn but firm, strong and complete, contents embrowned, very early ink ownership inscription beside the imprint on the printed title, small later book-plate on front paste-down. An early edition - cf. Dunnhaupt II, pp.1242-3 - of the first part of Moscherosch's adaptation of the "Visions" of Francisco de Quevedo. Among those who contributed prefatory poems are Harsdorffer, Hille, and Rist. The woodcuts first appeared in Wendel Rihels "Narrenspiegel" of 1549. An unusually well-preserved copy.
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Book number: IS00548
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MOSZEIK, O.,
Die Malereien Der Buschmaenner in Suedafrika
0. 1910. Mit 173 Abbildungen im Text und drei farbigen Tafeln. Berlin, 1910; [iv], 100 pp. with text illustrations and three plates in colour; publisher's decorated ochre-coloured cloth; slight bump in bottom inner corner of front board (not affecting contents), decoration on spine and front board a little flaked away . First edition. A very good copy from the library of Professor Edgar Wind (his initials,in his own hand, which have apparently been rubbed out, are still faintly visible on the rear paste-down).
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Book number: IS002093
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 39.13 | JP• 4097]
Catalogue: Art
Keywords: Ianweb Art History Anthropology Ethnology Archaeology Africa South Africa Bushman Art the Bushmen German Tribal Art

 
NOVALIS
Schriften
0. 1820. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck und Fr. Schlegel. Zweiter Theil [Meisterwerke deutscher Dichter und Prosaisten. Neu Folge. VIII. Bšndchen]. Wien, Armbruster, 1820; 354, [ii] pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very richly gilt overall, with red morocco lettering-piece, marbled boards, marbled endpapers; rubbed and a little worn, the lettering-piece on spine sometime torn and not perfectly re-aligned when reaffixed, very pale spotting or browning. Volume Two only [of two], including "Hymnen an die Nacht", "Geistliche Lieder", "Die Lehrlinge zu Sais", and "Fragmente vermischten Inhalts", apparently very much the same as the third edition (Berlin, 1815).
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Book number: IS002178
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NUPPNAU, F.P. & OTHERS,
Hamburgischer Taschen-Kalender.
. A collection of 12 issues of this pocket almanac and diary, published in Hamburg between c.1820 and c.1868, in various original bindings - decorative boards or leather, many with slip-cases - mostly in good or very good condition - most of them illustrated with hand-coloured, or sometimes plain, plates. Full details of the collection can be supplied on request. Approximate dimensions of each volume 8.5 x 5.5.cm. 12 issues.
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Book number: IS00712
GBP 645.00 [Appr.: EURO 709.25 US$ 841.26 | JP• 88077]
Catalogue: German History
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Hamburg Miniature Books German Illustrated Diaries Calendars Almanacs

 
ORTEL, H.,
Geistlicher Frauen-Zimmer Spiegel
0. 1664. aus alt und neuem Testament/ an vierzig erleuchteten Frauen in schoenen und lieblichen Geschichten / nutzlichen Erinnerungen/ andaechtigen Gebeten/ und Himmelauffliegenden Herzenseufzern weiblichem Geschlecht zum Schaz der Gottseligkeit vorgestellet durch Hieronimus Orteln/ von Augsburg. welchen neulichst M. Jacob Behme/ Pfarrer in Zweinitz verbessert: der anizo mit seel-erquikenden Bluemlein meistzenteils des woledlen /u. Johann Ristens/ wenig anderer beruemter Reimdichter bestreuet ueber den Gewissenlosen Roschischen Nachdruck hin und wieder verbessert: und mit 46 kuenstlichen Kupferstueken verzieret .. [Two parts in one volume] Frankfurt in Georg Muellers Verlag MDCLXIV [1664]; 12o (c. 5 x 11 cm.); [ii] [xviii], 766, [xviii] pp, with 44 copper-engraved plates, and engraved title-page to Part Two (the pagination is continuous); contemporary binding in dark pink velvet, with traces of a floral pattern, burnished endpapers, and two intricately-worked silver-plated clasps (complete and in full working order), gilt and gauffered edges; covers worn in places, with a few splits, very small brown stain with minute hole on p. 407/8; a very good, very well-preserved copy. A work very popular in its day, offering comfort but also instruction, or comfort usually in the form of instruction, and prayers, for women in whatever situations or tribulations they might experience in a very violent period of German history. It was obviously intended, and used, for devotion and meditation at home rather than in Church. In an informative blog for the University of Pennsylvania Dr Elisabeth Esser Braun, who had donated her copy of the 1708 edtion of this book to the university, refers also to a longer study by Ferdinand van Ingen, "Frauentugend und Tugendexempel . Zum Frauenspiegel des Hieronymus Ortelius und Philip von Zesens Biblischen Frauenportaets", in "Barocker Lust-Spiegel. Studien zur Literatur des Barock", (Amsterdam, 1984). We cannot ascertain whether our edition is the first to contain the additional poems by diverse authors, particularly Johannes Rist [known by some of his contemporaries as "Nordischer Apoll], but the title-page implies it is. The binding, with its 17th century-crafted silver-plated clasps and gauffered edges, is a delightful and uncommon survival. The engravings mostly show women of the Bible, whose lives and example inspire the separate chapters of the text.
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Book number: IS002336
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 412.5 US$ 489.11 | JP• 51207]
Catalogue: Theology
Keywords: Ianweb Antiquarian Rare Theology German 17th Century Bindings Bibliophile German Baroque Literature Women's Studies Johannes Rist

 
OWEN, RODERIC,
The Golden Bubble.
0. 1957. Arabian Gulf Documentary. London, Collins, 1957; 255 pp. with frontispiece, map, and 8 photographic illustrations on four plates; publisher's cloth; lacking the dust-wrapper. A very good copy of the first edition, with signed inscription on the title page by the author: "To darling Mary, this Golden Bubble by with and from Roderick Owen, Years later - 1981". ["Mary" is Mary Stanley Smith, an Oxford friend of the author's, to whom he also refers cryptically in the text on page 90: "Mary and her house in Ship Street, and the characters to be encountered there". There is a pencil spelling correction in her hand to a word on page 172 and 194.] A personal account of a prolonged visit to the Persian Gulf in the second half of the Nineteen-Fifties, undertaken specifically to write the book. The places described include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with accounts of encounters with many of the powerful, and of friendships, Arab and British. In Abu Dhabi he hunts with falcons as a guest of Sheikh Shakhbut. An interesting association copy of a rare book.
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Book number: IS002046
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Keywords: Ianweb Middle East Bahrain Kuwait Qatar Dubai Persian Gulf Travel Arab Culture Falconry Signed Books Presentation Copies

 
LA CURNE DE SAINTE-PALAYE
Mémoires Sur L'ancienne Chevalerie, 3 Volumes
. 1781. considerťe comme un ťtablissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle edition, augmentťe d'un volume. Paris, 1781; xii, 391, 320, xvi, 456pp.; cont. light green paper-covered boards, spines simply decorated with gilt rules and bay-leaves, gilt meander rule to boards, yellow silk markers; spines faded & rubbed at head and tail, with loss of green paper, extremities also rubbed, including corners (mostly just the tips), small typographical bookplates of Otto A. Hirth, very small 19th. C. oval lib. stamp at foot of title-pages. A key study of the subject which influenced generation upon generation of antiquaries, scholars, and poets, augmented in this edition, including a long essay (c.250pp.) "Memoires historiques sur la Chasse".Some passages in this particular set have been whitened with chalk, making them a little harder to read but not illegible; we could have had these chalk marks removed but, we surmise that they may have been made in preparing a new edition of the work, and did not wish to detract from its historical and bibliographical value. Rare.
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Book number: IS0113
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Keywords: Frenchall Ianweb Ian Rare Antiquarian French Medieval Hunting Chivalry

 
PASSAUER, L.V.,
Die Gold'ne Chronik Von Rakoczy.
0. La Grande Histoire du Rakoczy. The Golden Chronicle of Rakoczy.[Munich, c. 1843]; oblong album format: 18 x 24 cm.; lithographed pictorial title-page, 10 humorous lithographic plates [one folding] by Herwegen after Passauer, with unnumbered text-pages; original illustrated cloth-backed boards with two further illustrations; boards a little dusty, with two or three brown ink-stains, a little very, very light marginal browning or spotting. First edition. A very well preserved ephemeral souvenir of the water-cure at Bad Kissingen, offering serious information in palatable form. The drawings, mostly quite busy caricature scenes, are both satirical and affectionate. Thieme-Becker knows no more about Passauer than that he was "Genremaler und Radierer, um 1842", while the life and work of the Cologne-born lithographer, Peter Herwegen [1814-1893], who settled in Munich in 1837, are documented in detail, although the present work is not mentioned.
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Book number: IS00603
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Bad Kissingen Health Spas Kur Medical History Alternative Medicine Humour German Illustrated Cartoons Caricature.

 
PILKINGTON, M.,
A Dictionary of Painters
0. 1805. from the Revival of the Art to the Present Period. A New Edition, with Considerable Alterations, Additions, an Appendix, and an Index, by Henry Fuseli, R.A. London, 1805; 4to; xx, [ii],, 694, [xx] pp.; contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering piece, marbled boards; corners rubbed, spine and front hinge a little rubbed, a few preliminary pages bound in the wrong order but complete; a good and handsome copy. Pilkington dedicated the original edition of his Dictionary to the President and Council of the Royal Academy. This is the first edition of Fuseli's edition, containing many new biographical articles, and a short additional Preface. Fuseli revised and expanded this 1805 edition in a new edition five years later. The editorship and additions by Fuseli, a leading exponent of English, or rather of European Romantic painting, as well as a scholar of Fine Art, make this an invaluable work.
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Book number: IS001032
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Keywords: Ianweb Art History Art Refeence Antiquarian Rare Henry Fuseli Romanticism

 
POPE, ALEXANDER,
The Works
0. 1764. in Six Volumes, Complete, with his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements,as they were delivered to the Editor, a little before his Death, together with the Notes of Mr.Warburton. London, printed for A. Millar, J. & R. Tonson, H.Lintot, and C.Bathurst, 1764; each volume 300-400 pp. plates; contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands, gilt rules and floral designs, pale orange and green lettering-pieces, grey marbled boards, coloured marbled endpapers, red edges; two tiny holes in one spine, unobtrusive rubbing or abrasure to the surface of the marbled paper covering some boards. A good contemporary set of Pope, including the letters and contemporary illustrations, firmly and handsomely bound.
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Book number: IS00988TRAVE
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Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende Antiquarian English Literature 18th Century Poetry Eighteenth Century Bindings Illustrated Books

 
PORTER, ANNA MARIA,
The Fast of St. Magdalen.
0. 1818. A Romance. Three volumes, London, 1818; 347, 317, 346pp. complete with half-title pages, publisher's advertisements at rear of volumes II and III; publisher's original boards, edges of pages untrimmed; expertly rebacked with matching board and printed paper labels in keeping with the period, one page sprung, scattered light spotting. An excellent set of the first edition of this very scarce novel, with contemporary signature of the Countess of Harrington on the front paste-down of Volume III. The craftsmanship of the restoration includes the paper used for the spine being toned by hand to match the original boards. The advertisement leaves include two lists of popular novels available from the publisher, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown. A desirable copy.
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Book number: IS0043
GBP 59.95 [Appr.: EURO 66 US$ 78.19 | JP• 8186]
Keywords: Ianweb Rare Antiquarian English Literature First Editions Women Writers Novels

 
POWERS, STEPHEN,
Tribes of California
0. 1877. [Department of the Interior. U.S.Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region. J.W.Powell in charge. Contributions to North American Ethnology. Volume III]. Washington, 1877; 4to; [iv], 3, [i], 635 pp. with frontispiece, plates, and folding, colour-printed map in pocket inside rear board, boards dull and a little scratched, edges and extremities rubbed and worn, very short split in cloth of rear joint, base of spine and corners frayed, inner hinge split but firm. The scarce original edition. Most of the deficiences described in its outward condition arise from the book's size and weight. With a contemporary entry on the front blank from an Albert Seissel to Professor C.Schoenborn, dated New York, Oct. 10 [18]81. PLEASE NOTE BOOK IS RATHER HEAVY, The book weighs 3.5 KG when wrapped.
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Book number: IS00737
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Catalogue: Anthropology
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RAMLER, KARL WILHELM,
Anakreons Auserlesene Oden
0. und die zwei noch uebrigen Oden der Sappho. Mit Anmerkungen. Berlin, Sander, 1801; [ii], vi, 176 pp. with engraved title-page vignette and oval portrait of Sappho engraved on verso of p. 175, bound in at beginning and end as instructed on title-page; contemporary North German half calf, spine gilt, pale red lettering-piece. An excellent copy of this first Ramler edition, published posthumously.
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Book number: IS002162TRAVE
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Catalogue: Classical Greek
Keywords: Ianweb 18th Century German Literature German Poetry Bindings Classics Classical Greek Translations Ancient Greece Sappho Anacreon

 
REINICK, R.,
Abc-Buch
0. 1845. fuer kleine und grosze Kinder gezeichnet von Dresdener Kuenstlern. Mit Erzaehlungen und Liedern von R[obert] Reinick und Singweisen von Ferd. Hiller. Leipzig, Georg Wigand's Verlag, 1845; c. 15 x 22.2 cm.; 96pp. with wood-engraved frontipiece and 26 fine wood-engraved plates illustrating songs or stories each of which relates to a letter of the alphabet; contemporary English half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-ruled with raised bands, marbled edges; binding strong and firm, but worn at extremities and edges, with a minor chip at head of spine; very pale scattered marginal spots. Ownerhip entry on front blank - Helen Martineau, Park Nook, 1847. An unusually good and internally bright copy of a rare and sought-after group production by the late Romantic Dresden school of artists, including celebrated plates after Ludwig Richter - "ABC- Buch", "Bilderbude", & "Quacksalber" - , as well as very fine designs by Ernst Rietschel, A.Ehrhardt, Eduard Bendemann, Julius Huebner and others. First edition. Hobrecker 1765; Hoff-Budde 1151-1153; Ruemann, "Illustrierte Buecher", 1801 & 1876.
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Book number: IS00777
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare German Children's Books Juveniles Alphabet Books Abc Illustrated Music

 
RINGELNATZ, JOACHIM, [HANS BÖTTIGER]
Kinder-Verwirr-Buch
0. 1931. mit vielen Bildern.Berlin, Rowohlt, 1931; c. 18.5 x 17 cm.; 66, [ii] pp. with numerous illustrations by the author; publisher's illustrated boards; about one-third of the front and the back board is a little darkened or embrowned, the front free endpaper has been excised, small, neat ownership entry on half-title, edges slightly rubbed here and there. A good, fresh copy of the First Edition.
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Book number: IS00582
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 71.5 US$ 84.78 | JP• 8876]
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Modern German Literature Satire Humour Rare

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